iChat will not connect to the internet, but all my other applications do!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by benjee10605, May 12, 2009.

  1. benjee10605 macrumors newbie

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    May 12, 2009
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    So I have been having this problem with my iChat everytime I come home from school. It was never a problem before I left for school, or when I was at school, but now that I am back home, I keep getting the same message when I try to log in, which is something like "could not connect to AIM, you have tried to log in too many times, please try again later." I have tried, restarting, logging out and then back in, restarting the internet modem, and nothing works!
    Your help would be greatly appreciated!
    THANKS!:)
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Sep 28, 2008
    #2
    Did you ever check out the router settings to make sure the AIM connection port isn't blocked?

    AIM uses port 5190

    Also, I don't recall if iChat allows, but in AIM (on the PC), you could tell it to try using a different port, and on occasion, port 80 will work (that's the standard HTTP connection port).
     

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